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Urban planning

​We represent councils to the Victorian and Australian Governments on urban issues associated with integrated land use planning. These issues include:

  • sustainable population and settlement policy
  • housing policy and development
  • planning regulations
  • infrastructure.

Growing the suburbs inquiry

We have made a submission to the Inquiry on growing suburbs: infrastructure and business development in outer-suburban Melbourne about the challenges faced by councils in managing urban growth.

Housing Growth Project

The Housing Growth Project gathers housing development data from across metropolitan Melbourne and individual councils to inform decisions about the future location of new housing.

Metropolitan strategy

A new metropolitan strategy is being scoped by the Victorian Government. We are helping develop the strategy through a variety of forums. There will be future opportunities for councils to be involved.

MPA partnership agreement

We developed a partnership agreement with the Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA). The objective of the agreement is to encourage a cooperative relationship between the MPA and local government, while outlining the broad working relationships between the MPA and councils. The Agreement does not prevent individual agreements being developments and should be seen as complimentary to any existing agreement.

See the signed MPA partnership agreement (PDF - 2.36MB) between MAV and MPA.

Read more information about the MPA partnership agreement.

New residential zones

New residential zones will help councils enact their structure plans and other local planning policies, such as environmentally sustainable development and integrated transport.

More information